Blue Suede Shoes

Hi everyone! I’m back with a post that is all about one pair of shoes. If that doesn’t tell you how much I love them, I don’t know what else will ha-ha. These are my favourite shoes of Summer 2016. Why? Well, let me tell you.

Let me start off by saying that my feet are tiny. I have baby feet. I am lucky if a woman’s size 5 shoe fits me, and if that doesn’t fit, I usually buy the kid’s version. These gorgeous blue suede mules are from Topshop. If you guys don’t already know, I work there Full Time now. I’ve been an employee for almost two years and not once did I ever find a pair of shoes that fit me perfectly. Of course, I’ve bought shoes from Topshop before but I had to buy insoles to make them fit properly. The smallest shoe size that Topshop carries in Canada is typically a 5.5. When I saw these mules, they came in size 4.5! So obviously, I felt like I had to buy them because never again will this happen. Like I’m telling you, the fact that we had a pair in a size 4.5 is a HUGE rarity. So yeah, I bought them. Duh. And I love them. Double Duh.

I wear them with almost anything. You would assume that because they’re blue, which is not necessarily a neutral colour, they wouldn’t go with much. Like I’ve said, they actually go well with a lot. I love pairing them with denim. I love how they can make a boring outfit more fun. They’re a great little pop of colour and definitely different from the rest of the shoes in my closet. ALSO, they’re comfortable! I can do a full shift with these guys on and it will be bearable.

It’s sad that Summer has come to an end and I probably won’t wear them again for a while. But I hope you guys love these shoes as much as I do! If not, maybe you’ve enjoyed my passion for them? I am very passionate about these shoes and I can’t wait to wear them again next year.

Hope you guys are having a fabulous Monday!

Until next time,

– A ❤

White&Denim

Why hello there! I’m excited to say that I’m back with something different for you guys! I teamed up with a few friends, found a colorful location downtown Toronto, and we took some fun pictures that I’d love to share. This specific location had the cutest crates in a few different colours. They ended up being the perfect backdrop. We also agreed on wearing denim and white. You all know how much I love that combination ;D The photographers behind these lovely photos are Mark Gomez and Jasmine Cabanilla. Also joining us was my fellow Topshop/Topman associate, Will Prowse. I’ll link their Instagram accounts down below! Definitely check them out!

Now take a look at these pictureessss!

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SQUAD (left-right): Mark, Myself, Jasmine, and Will

OUTFIT: Top – Thrift Store | Jeans – Topshop | Loafers – Jeffrey Campbell |

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! It’s a little different and I like that there’s more people to look at than just me lol. Thank you Mark and Jasmine for taking awesome photos! And for those who follow me, check out all of their Instagrams (follow them!):

Mark – https://www.instagram.com/markgogo/

Jasmine – https://www.instagram.com/jxsmine.c/

Will – https://www.instagram.com/willprowse/

Happy hump day, and until next time!

  • A ❤

July Inspiration 2016

Hello lovely human beings of the internet! The end of the month is here and I can’t let the month end without an inspiration post!! That just wouldn’t be right.

For the month of July, I have been loving frayed denim jeans, belts, straw bags (obv, if you’ve read that blog post!), denim skirts, and statement earrings. I’ve also been loving the look of a button-up blouse tucked into looser jeans. (“Mom” jeans, essentially.) Overall, I’m really obsessed with the “model off-duty” look. To be honest, I always have been but I just recently have been applying the concept to my own personal style. If you don’t know what I mean by “model off-duty”, I mean the simple compilation of basics but somehow still coming out looking stylish af. It just seems effortless but still trendy. Maybe a better way to describe it is the “throw on and go” technique. It literally looks like that sometimes, and I love it. She grabs a shirt, a pair of jeans, cute shoes, statements earrings, and heads right on out the door! This is also part of the reason why I’ve been loving statement earrings lately. My outfits were so simple that a statement pair of earrings really helped balance everything/polished the look.

Perhaps I’m not best at describing it, but these photos will help you to better understand what I’m babbling about. If you still don’t get it, I’ll accept that I’m a freak.

So that’s everything for today! Thank you for stopping by and listening to my nonsense! Hope you come again ha-ha!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, everybody!

Until next time,

  • A ❤

Fabric Soldier

Another outfit post is here to share! This is the outfit that I wore and these photos were taken before we left to eat pho, get bubble tea, and see the Canada Day fireworks. The fireworks that were CANCELLED that is. It was SO ANNOYING to have them cancelled due to high winds, but I get it (clearly not over it though lol).

I knew it would get cooler at night so I used it as an excuse to wear this camo shacket, that I just added to my collection, for the first time. To be honest with you, I know this piece is called a “shacket” but I’m not 100% familiar with where it gets its name. I just know that it looks like a utility jacket, and is part of that army/utility dressing trend right now.. but that’s about it. Is it shaggy and jacket combined? Who knows.

I wanted to feature this green camo shacket so I paired it with an entire grey ensemble underneath and broke it up with my favourite white Nike AF1s. This is definitely a more relaxed, “comfort over style” kind of look but I think the jacket really saves my butt style-wise. I’m actually really surprised I didn’t already own a utility jacket. When I was trying it on in Topshop (surprise!), a friend was like, “it looks like you should already own it”. And that was that lol.

Now take a good look at these outfit photos! (Thank you, Jay!)

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Sweater – Topshop | Jeans – Topshop | Camo Shacket – Topshop | Sneakers – Nike

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you guys enjoy the rest of your weekend! Happy Saturday ;D

  • A ❤

 

Choker Obsessed

“Chokers are the new flower crowns.” I’ve been reading that a lot over the internet. Do I believe it? Not really (ha-ha). For one, I was never really a fan of flower crowns. Secondly, I believe chokers are SO MUCH BETTER. Chokers are like the new.. I can’t come up with anything clever, but I’m telling you they’re 50x better than a flower crown. They’re perfect for when you need a little “oomph!” to your outfit.

This post is simply a glimpse of my choker collection. These pictures were taken by my super awesome roommate, Jay and I love how they turned out! He used soft lighting and did a WAY better job than what I could have done. Oh! – Jay also has a blog! I’ll leave the link below if you wanna check it out!!

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Choker from Etsy
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Choker from a local fabric store
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Choker from Free People
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Choker from Topshop
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Choker from Free People
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Neckerchief from Topshop

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! I’m really happy with it, and I’m also happy that it changes things up a little in terms of content. I know a lot of my posts have been monthly inspiration. I mean, I love the monthly inspiration posts but I’m definitely starting to feel like I’m cutting myself short. I can do better! Especially now that school is no longer taking up most of my time, I just have to focus on saving time for posts when I’m not at work. Easy enough, I think! ;D

Anyways, hopefully this post made your Monday a bit brighter. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Until next time!
– A ❤

P.S. Click this link to see my roomie’s new blog <3: kuyacozyboy.blogspot.com

Oh Happy Day.

Hi everyone! I have a quick outfit post from the day I was told I got the apartment I wanted! No more student housing!! This is my first apartment and real home in Toronto. It was kind of a great day for me, so here are some pictures that pretty much sum it all up. (Clearly I was overjoyed lol.)

 

Turtleneck – Topshop | Dress – Thrifted | Frilly Socks – Topshop | Loafers – Jeffrey Campbell

There’s really not much else to say about this day/outfit. Just that I’m glad I won’t have to live in a tiny basement bedroom without a closet anymore. It was literally like Harry Potter’s room under the stairs. I also am glad that I won’t have to look at that jungle of a backyard anymore. Like c’mon. LOOK AT THOSE WEEDS!

(They are kind of pretty though.)

Anyways, I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I’ll be celebrating my birthday tomorrow! I am SO EXCITED 🙂 My birthday was on Tuesday, but because I also graduated that day I couldn’t properly celebrate ;D Oh, and I’m also combining my birthday party with a housewarming party!! Woohoo!

Until next time!
– A ❤

 

May Inspiration 2016/UPDATE: I’VE MOVED!

Hey everybody! I’m back with a new blog post. I know it’s a little late for a May Favourites post, but I don’t want to skip a month! Also, with all the moving hysteria I haven’t had much time to take outfit photos.

But anyways, I’ve moved! I’ve moved into my very first apartment!!!! It’s a lot more work than I thought, but I am really happy with how it’s coming along. I’ve been cleaning, painting, organizing, and putting together a lot of IKEA furniture lol. I’ve been SUPER obsessed with home décor lately. Do you have any websites you think I should check out? Let me know in the comment section below!!

My previous living arrangement was in a basement of a house shared with four other girls. It was the tiniest room (think like Harry Potter’s room under the stairs) and I couldn’t do anything in it. On top of that, I had the tiniest window so the lighting was horrible. NOW I have a huge window and a spacious room with an ACTUAL CLOSET. I can’t wait to have this place fully decorated, but of course it takes time and money. I’m thinking about making YouTube videos again, especially of the new apartment and the process of getting it all pretty! Not sure when I’ll get around to it, but still keep your eyes peeled for that! ;D

Now onto my May Favourites! May was a pretty hectic month for me. We were scrambling to find an apartment for June 1st. It was a only week before we had to move out when the apartment we REALLY wanted got back to us. It was honestly one of the best feelings/days ever. I had no idea what I was going to do until then!

So for May, I generally had been loving the same things. The inspiration for the past month was still all those transitional pieces when heading into Summer. A lot of lightweight and drape-y fabrics. Of course, denim (it’s me you’re talking to here). Prints, skirts, dresses, and CHOKERS. I am obsessed with chokers that I think I may do a blog post just dedicated to them. You know what? I’m so doing that. Stay tuned!

 

So this is my update/late May Favourites post! I hope you all enjoyed it! I do have to admit that I am glad to be back, and ready to come at you in full force.

Hope you all have a fab weekend!

Until next time,

  • A ❤